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Questions tagged [delta]

Questions about delta-style 3D printers.

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Delta Printer: Slighty incorrect print alignment on the build plate

After building a Delta printer, I noticed that my whole prints are slightly tilted around the Z-axis in comparison to the slicer (e.g. Cura). There is no twist layer wise. This means, the prints ...
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How does the auto calibration mechanism for delta printers work

I am currently building my first self designed delta printer (because the Chinese kits lack mechanical stability). After setting up the firmware and some basic sizes (rods, z-height, ...), I tested ...
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Print speed and settings for printing below 0.1mm resolution on PLA

I recently purchased an Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus delta printer, and I'm interested in trying to print slightly below the 0.1 mm stated lower limit of layer height. I'm not interested in trying to ...
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How do you calibrate a delta robot 3D printer? [duplicate]

I have a delta robot 3D printer, but I have no clue how to calibrate it. Any advice?
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RAMPS PLUS 2 and E1 socket problem (K200 Delta, but related to the PCB , not printer)

Total 3D printing newbie here, apologies in advance if my terminology is wrong. I have a dual head K200 delta printer with a heated bed which I put together 8 months ago, but gave up due to ...
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Print quality of Kossel clone for Print in Place models

My first printer is Delta style Kossel clone and I have bad luck with Print In Place (PIP) models, especially with hinges. I suspect that my printer just can't achieve low enough tolerances to make ...
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Marlin Firmware Auto Leveling only re-centers the XY-axis (Delta printer)

I'm trying to get my printer to auto level its bed, with Marlin firmware using the following: Printer: Kossel Linear plus (Delta 3D printer) Board: MKS Base V1.5 Firmware: Marlin customized I go ...
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Delta printer nozzle not moving square with a perfectly level bed (as if the bed is bent… but it isn't)

I've been having this problem with my delta 3D printer where my nozzle isn't moving flat with my print bed (as if the bed is bent) but I have used the edge of my steel ruler and it seems to be ...
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Getting bumps/warts on surface, Cura doesn't want to comb?

I have not been able to print smooth and round shapes using Cura 3.3.1 (or earlier) without bumps. I think they are seams? The filament is PLA. Combing is enabled, which I thought makes it so that ...
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How to change the voltage on a FLSUN QQ

I just bought a FLSUN QQ and the instructions say I need to change the voltage from 220 to 110. Sadly the instructions don't say how to do that. Can anyone tell me how to do it?
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At which point does a delta 3d printer change the G-code in order to work in its non-cartesian design?

For example, to make a DIY cartesian 3d printer you could use/do the following: Create G-code using a program of your choice. Load it into Universal G-code Sender (GRBL). Pass it into an Arduino with ...
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Delta printer misalignment at first few layers

At first few layers, each layer has offset to -X/-Y direction base on previous layer. But above ~2mm, it is vertical. I've checked the printer build that there is no noticeable error in towers. Tried ...
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Printer going wild mid print

Mid way through prints the print head will crash into the print, then crash into the bed, raise up about 3 inches, and start swinging back and forth over one part of the bed. I have had successful ...
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Under extrusion towards the end of the print

I have really strange problem. Thing is that my print (first layer) started ok, not good nor perfect but ok and everything was going well but then all of a sudden, near the end of a print, quality ...
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Best 32 bit electronics for delta?

I'm looking to update my Delta printer's electronics from 8-bit to 32-bit. So I checked Marlin and found out that they working on a project they call it Re-ARM and as far as I can tell they will ...
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Delta printer distortion

I have make a little test with 4 dots aligned with A tower, B and C tower. Distance W and S are the same in the stl but not in the print. I have tried diferent values of diagonal root but S always is ...
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single point z-correction after 3-point auto-leveling

On my Monoprice Delta Mini, autoleveling is performed based on three push buttons, on which the printer platform rests: The nozzle moves downwards until one of the buttons detects being pushed down. ...
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Building new Repetier firmware for a delta printer (D-force)

So my printer's calibration got screwed after a sudden reboot and since the current firmware (0.92.6) is licensed, I cannot edit it. So I'm building a new one. These are the controller boards of my ...
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Aluminium cube - fan and hotend mount - is it worth it?

Has anyone used one of these aluminium cubes? It is used to mount the fan for the hotend, when used on a delta effector, like so: Are they a good idea? Without actually buying one and trying it, ...
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Help with Repetier firmware variables (Dimension Dual Delta - J Group Robotics)

So I'm finally building a new firmware (Repetier) since my current one can't be edited. It is a Delta printer and is explained in detail here: Help with Repetier firmware (probably locked and licensed)...
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Delta printer printing incorrect dimensions in X and Y directions. Z dimensions are correct

I had to pause an ongoing print (because of complicated reasons) and that caused the printer to reboot (I don't know why). When it rebooted, the Z extents were screwed up. I know this because when I ...
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Estimating printing time from Cura

I know that the actual printing time is longer than the time estimated by Cura, due to acceleration and jerk factor. However, I have printed a small pyramid for which Cura estimates 4.0 minutes, ...
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Nozzle moves very slowly from home to start position

I´m currently working on a custom delta printer running Marlin 1.0.2 firmware. To control it I´m using the Repetier Host software with the onboard Cura software to slice my objects. The printing works ...
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Delta printer not responding to changes in DELTA_RADIUS

As mentioned in my previous question, I have some bed-levelling issues with my printer. Following the link in @tjb1's answer I figured they were all about to be solved - just follow the steps and bim, ...
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Scaling/size issues in delta printers

So here How to achieve dimensional accuracy of printed parts the Cartesian printer approach to accurate sizing is covered. And deltas get a footnote of being a whole other ball of wax - so let's look ...
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Delta 3D printer extruder?

I've never gotten a 3D printer, nor do I know very much about them, but I'm thinking of buying a delta 3D printer kit for around $450. When I looked online of some disadvantages of Delta printers I ...
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Delta Kossel 3d Printer Heatsink issues

I feel stupid for asking, but could it cause issues if the Heat sink/Heater block/Extruder tip can spin freely in a Kossel Delta 3d printer? I went to remove the extruder tip the other day, and ...
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Where to find z coordinate in G-code for delta printer

I´m currently writing my own firmware for a custom delta printer. Therefore I also need to read G-code from programs like Slic3r. Even with an small example like an cube I´m struggling to find out ...
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Kossel accumulates error along Z axis

I have a Mini Kossel and I am going through calibration. I can home carriages and find the bed with paper-test getting some Z value with M114. Then I run the ...
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Clean or wipe move for delta 3D printers

I own a delta 3D printer. The problem is that, at the beginning of a print the extruder outputs dirty filament. I want a clean filament flow at the start of my prints! How can I make the hotend exit ...
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Distortion calibration on XY plane in Repetier

I built a delta 3d printer (like a mini Kossel) and now I'm trying to calibrate it. I made all the horizontal and vertical bars myself with wood and I bought angle joints (between bars) made with 3D ...
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Bed leveling method not working with Repetier firmware 0.92.9?

I homebuilt a delta 3D printer (like Kossel mini) with a Z probe near the hotend with manual deploy and RAMPS 1.4 board: I configured the Repetier firmware with the online tool; All my endstops (...
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Looking for information on modifying Boots Industries 3D printers

About two years ago I purchased a Boots Industries v.2.5 3D printer in a delta configuration. The wiki is still up at this location where you can see what the printer looked like. The printer is ...
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How are delta movements calculated?

On a Cartesian printer movements are really simple. If we assume the printer has 100 steps/mm on each axis, then a move of 10mm on a axis is just 1000 Steps on that axis. Movements that are not ...